Poetry Corner: Volume 3

March brought some unexpected heat and setbacks. Both the poles set record temperatures, the education of young Muslim girls in the subcontinent continues to suffer amid political and judicial malice, there’s economic ruin somewhere while foundations are being laid for an apartheid state elsewhere. There’s not much good news, which is why this month’s poetryContinue reading “Poetry Corner: Volume 3”

Poetry Corner: Volume 2

The world is hurting – there are wars afoot, we are still reeling from the pandemic, there is an alarming rise in fascism, fake news, poverty, hunger and ignorance. It’s time we recognise that it’s important to take a stand for human rights above everything else, for one can’t remain insulated from the divisive forcesContinue reading “Poetry Corner: Volume 2”

Poetry Corner

Outside my window it’s never the same—
some mornings jasmine slaps the house, some mornings sorrow.
There is a word I overheard today, meaning lost
not on a career path or across a floating bridge
Boketto—to stare out windows without purpose.
Don’t laugh; it’s been too long since we leaned…